• First Draw
A modelling contest is a competition based on the physical beauty, charism and intelligence of its contestants,
incorporating personality, talent demonstration, and question responses as judged criteria.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
IF NOT ON INVITATION, PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST
You have not yet won.
Promotion begins July 31, 2008, 5pm ET and ends December 31, 2008, 5pm ET, when all entries must be received.
To enter, go to www.starmodelafrica.com, download the entry-form and send your original nature photos,
complete online entry form, and submit it as instructed. You may enter as many photographs as you like and
the ACADEMY will select 3 of them for publication. Entries must be submitted as
JPG and less than 1MB in size. Photos must be the original work of the entrant and not infringe the rights
of any third party. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received,
for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction,
congestion, or incompatibility at Academy's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. The ACADEMY, in its
sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the
operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result
in disqualification at the sole discretion of the Academy. The Academy further reserves the right to cancel,
terminate or modify any promotion not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection
by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any
sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of
the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural
person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider,
or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail
addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
All entries will be judged based on pictorial composition (25%), possible subject matter (25%),
visual appeal (25%) and consistency with the theme of “Celebrate Africa's Beauty” (25%) regulary.
The two hundred and fifty entrants with the highest
overall scores will be declared potential finalists. In the event of a tie, potential finalists will be
decided based on the consistency with the theme of “Celebrate Africa’s Beauty”. One (1) potential
grand prize winner, one (1) potential second prize winner and ninety-eight (148) potential runners-up will
be chosen from among all finalists and will be notified by mail and/or telephone. If any potential winner
cannot be contacted, does not respond within five (5) days, or the prize or prize notification is returned
as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to any prize, and an alternate winner may be
selected. All decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects.
The Grand Prize is THE GOLDEN STAR AWARD. The Runner-up prizes are THE SILVER STAR AWARD and THE BRONZE STAR
Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners.
This contest is only open to black models with African decent who are 16 years of age or older as of the
date of entry. Employees of Academy members and Sponsors and their immediate families are not eligible.
Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these rules may result
in disqualification. The Academy is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of
this contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors,
and may modify or cancel this promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability.
Prizes are not transferable. No duplicate prize winners.
All entries photos become the unlimited publication rights of The Academy and will not be acknowledged
or returned. By providing your e-mail address, you grant The Academy the right to send you commercial
messages and share your address with others, unless specified otherwise as indicated on the entry form.
Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses
and winning entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation;
(ii) potential winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility
(including social security number) and liability/publicity/copyright permission release; and
(iii) potential Grand Prize winner and Second Prize winners may be required to execute releases
of The Academy from any and all liability with respect to participation in the contest and/or use of
the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification or
an alternate winner may be chosen. If a minor wins a prize, it will be awarded to his or her parent
or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release and must accompany winner on the trip.
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